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SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE

This is the nation's largest and longest-running educational promotion, administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company and local spelling bee sponsors in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Department of Defense Schools in Europe; also, the Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.Our purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE

The National Geographic Bee uses materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades 4-8 are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.

 

MLC MEET MATH

Meet Math is a service club at Martin Luther College that provides mathematics contests for students in grades 5-12 who are enrolled in WELS or ELS schools. This club also maintains school and individual statistics that are the basis for various awards presented at the end of the school year.

 

WEST HIGH ELEMENTARY MATH BOWL

West High School in Green Bay hosts teams consisting of eight 4th/5th grade students who answer various math questions as they compete for individual medals and team awards.The entire competition is done without a calculator, except for the problem solving round.

 

FVL ELEMENTARTY MATH BOWL

Fox Valley Lutheran High School in Appleton, Wisconsin, hosts teams consisting of four members of 7th/8th grade students or 5th/6th grade students from FVL Schools grade schools. Participants answer tossup and bonus questions competing for individual and team awards.

 

FVL ELEMENTARTY FORENSICS MEET

Fox Valley Lutheran High School in Appleton, Wisconsin, hosts teams of 5th – 8th graders from FVL Schools grade schools to compete in various public speaking categories.Participants present prepared pieces for individual ribbons and team awards.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES / SCIENCE FAIR

These non-competitive fairs are held at St. Mark in conjunction with winter parent-teacher conferences.Students prepare projects for display in the school hallways.Parents may peruse the projects as they come to school to meet with the teachers at conferences.Social Studies and Science Fairs alternate from school year to school year.

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